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Table 2 Socio-demographic and risk characteristics by retention status

From: Recruitment and retention of low-income minority women in a behavioral intervention to reduce smoking, depression, and intimate partner violence during pregnancy

Socio-demographic & risk characteristics Not retained Retained Significance level
Socio-demographic characteristics
Maternal age 24.3 ± 5.4 24.6 ± 5.4 0.42
Educational level:    
   Below high school 76 (34.5%) 245 (28.8%) 0.25
   High school graduate/GED 97 (44.1%) 399 (46.9%)  
   Some college 47 (21.4%) 206 (24.2%)  
Relationship status:    
   Single/separated/widowed/divorced 179 (81.4%) 637 (74.9%) 0.05
   Married/Living with a partner 41 (18.6%) 213 (25.1%)  
Employed 72 (32.7%) 323 (38.0%) 0.16
Receives Medicaid 171 (78.1%) 653 (77.2%) 0.86
Gestational age at recruitment (weeks) 17.2 ± 7.4 17.1 ± 6.6 0.75
Alcohol use during pregnancy 46 (20.9%) 183 (21.5%) 0.93
Drug use during pregnancy 36 (16.4%) 151 (17.8%) 0.69
A-CASI screening risk results
Active smoking 118 (53.6%) 396 (46.6%) 0.07
Environmental tobacco smoking (ETSE) 175 (79.6%) 710 (83.5%) 0.16
Depression 78 (35.4%) 308 (36.2%) 0.87
Intimate partner violence (IPV) 46 (20.9%) 178 (20.9%) 1.00